Octopus WIG by Kirstie Williams
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Being an adult is realizing that $5,000 is a lot of money to owe and very little money to own.
Most Americans have no idea how insanely unequal things have become.
"The Invisible Rich," which is a play on a famous essay in the New Yorker fifty years ago, “ Our Invisible Poor”, Krugman column makes a strong case that most Americans have no idea just how rarefied the existence of the tippy top of the elite .001 percent is. And that’s just how the elite likes it.
Shows that give viewers the opportunity to ogle “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and celebrity cribs don’t really get to the heart of the matter. Rich celebrities are not as representative of the multi-billionaire class as one might think. Here’s Krugman’s evidence and argument that vast swaths of America have an out-dated conception of how much the greediest corporate chieftains make:
…In the United States the median respondent believed that chief executives make about 30 times as much as their employees, which was roughly true in the 1960s — but since then the gap has soared, so that today chief executives earn something like 300 times as much as ordinary workers.
Part of the reason America’s pay gap exploded is that Congress encouraged companies to lard up CEO pay packages. Performance bonuses and stock options are tax deductible, meaning that every taxpayer is subsidizing the CEO pay gap. CEOs routinely receive performance incentives even when they fail to hit the productivity targets that were supposed to trigger the bonuses, signalling a broken relationship between corporate executives, corporate compensation boards, and actual economic performance. Management consultants have spent decades recommending higher and higher pay packages at the top of company rosters, and economic elites have reaped the rewards of that advice.
But people still be going on about the impoverished stealing and mooching. It’s like watching a kid fall for a magic trick every single time even though you told them how the trick is done.
A real statue in Holland. Although it is a statue of Father Christmas, locals will call it butt plug gnome.
god bless butt plug gnome
Happy Herbivore: Pumpkin Pancakes
1 cup white ww flour,
1 T baking powder,
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice,
1/4 cup pumpkin,
1 cup nondairy milk.
Whisk dry, add wet. Rest 10 minutes. Use 1/4-cup batter per pancake. (makes 6)
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Here’s a preview of the new zine I’ll be selling at SPX!
Common Curses & Blessings is a 2-in-1 mini-zine about the most mundane and insignificant things the universe throws at you. They probably shouldn’t even have an impact on your day, but they totally do.
Read it facing one way, and you’ll read about the curses. Flip it over and read about the blessings. You’ll just have to come to SPX and see how it works!
2-color risograph printed, 4.25” x 5.5”. 16 pages, 8 curses, 8 blessings. Come to table A12 and check it out!
Tumblr Loves Halloween
I admire women who are effortlessly stylish, who laugh easily, who are genuinely kind, and who tell the truth about themselves.
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— James Deen (via afrometaphysics)